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Senior Quantity Surveyor

  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: Building
  • Position: Senior Quantity Surveyor
  • Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: CMM002_1574419441
Job description

My client is a Main Contractor who specialise in Industrial, Commercial, Leisure and Retail schemes typically ranging in value from £10m to £50m in value. They are a privately-owned business and turnover £600m as a group. They are currently in the market to recruit a Senior Quantity Surveyor to join their team in Manchester.

The initial scheme could either be a refurbishment to an existing building in Manchester City Centre worth £30m or one of two industrial schemes valued at £12m and £20m both situated outside of Manchester.

Duties include;

Reporting to a visiting Commercial Manager you will Lead the commercial aspect of the scheme;

  • Working as part of the project team to ensure all commercial matters and procedures are correctly dealt with
  • Attend pre-contract and design, pre-start and on-site progress meetings
  • Estimating costs and controlling all variations to contracts to ensure cost recovery
  • Procurement of materials and all sub-contract works, ensure the scope of works are clear
  • Negotiating prices and preparation of sub-contract works
  • Ensure sub-contractors meet selection criteria
  • Liaison with site management, accounts and other members of the project team to obtain information and keep interested parties informed
  • Submission of monthly valuations and submission of applications/invoices
  • Preparation of management reports including cash flow forecasts and project margin reports
  • Negotiating settlements on cost related disputes

Skills and Experience:

  • The successful candidate must have run their own projects from £10M upwards
  • You will be able to demonstrate a high level of construction knowledge
  • You will have experience in tender negotiations
  • You will have a main contractor background
  • You will be an ambitious individual, take pride in what you produce, have good communication, organisation and leadership skills and will enjoy being on site.

This company offers an excellent salary and benefits and has a strong forward order book; the business is well respected and has proven sustainable success.